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What You Must Know When Feeding Genetically Modified Commercial Feed to Your Horse

February 12, 2014 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Every day we are bombarded with the detrimental effects of chemicals in our food and in the products we put on our bodies. We do what we can not to consume these products but let’s be honest, living a completely organic lifestyle is expensive and can be cost prohibitive for most of us.

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However, if we only partially change the food we consume and products we use, we will improve our lives and we can do the same for our horses. Those changes, although they may be small can have a profound impact. They can make a massive difference in the health of our horses and the chemical exposure that confronts them day after day.

As humans, we have choices in the products we use and the foods we consume. Our horses do not have that capability; we need to make those informed healthy choices for them.

We can no longer hide our heads in the sand on this topic. For years we’ve been reading studies and scientific journals about the damaging effects of GMOs and associated herbicides. One of these toxic culprits is the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, called glyphosate.

Glyphosate based herbicides are also private labeled and marketed by over 150 companies worldwide under various brand names. Since glyphosate is used on 75-95% of corn, soybeans, sugar beets, and alfalfa grown in this country, it is impossible to avoid the residue of this dangerous herbicide in your horse’s feed and in our food human chain.

There is overwhelming worldwide documented research data confirming the deleterious effects of glyphosate on soil, plants, bacteria, animals, and humans. It’s easy to find the data by searching the web for glyphosate and you will uncover a host of shocking information on its dangers.

Via this link you can also go to the National Library of Medicine’s citation database MEDLINE. There you will find that glyphosate-based agri-chemicals have now been connected to some 40 different health conditions, including Parkinson’s, Leukemia and others. To read more on these disturbing facts go to http://www.greenmedinfo.com/toxic-ingredient/glyphosate-formulations.

The bottom line here is that when a glyphosate contaminated plant is digested, the glyphosate in the plant is released into the horses gut and ties up (chelates) vital minerals necessary to the horse’s health.

This can cause Gastro-Intestinal (GI) problems, lameness, stiffness, lethargy, weight loss, and diarrhea. It can also cause and present itself as a whole host of other symptoms seen as Lyme Disease, Cushing’s, Vaccinosis and much more. So, the goal is to protect the horse from the negative effects of glyphosate found in your horse’s feed and also alleviate the toxic effects of formaldehyde, which is the major end product of glyphosate degradation.

Once again, it would be nice if we could all feed our horses only organic feeds, but this would be much more expensive and not available to everyone. Instead, StemPhase has developed a simple and very affordable solution to the dangers of glyphosate.

The simple solution is to add two organic, natural and GMO FREE supplements to your horse’s present diet. If you love the commercial feed you are feeding your horse, you can continue, but by simply adding two supplements – DTX Formula and micronutrient Plus it will revitalize your horse’s gut health. What these two products do is unlock the intestinal gridlock caused by glyphosate in your current feed, and thereby allow access to the vital nutrients your horse needs.

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* DTX Formula is a pelleted style formula which you simply top dress to your horse’s regular diet to help unlock the nutrients so your horse gets the nutrition it needs. The concept behind this product is that it pulls the toxins in your horse’s gut together and allows them to exit the horse’s body safely via the manure

* micronutrient Plus is a complete amino acid profile building block that contains natural GMO FREE ingredients and when used together with DTX Formula on a daily basis, this powerful combination of these two products reduces inflammation and allows your horse to unlock, digest, utilize, and absorb the vital nutrition it needs.

By Using DTX Formula and micronutrient Plus, you will noticeably find in just a few short weeks you will have a more vibrant and healthier, happier horse. For more information about these StemPhase Biomedical products go to www.stemphase.com

“Feeding Horses in Winter- A Senior and Arthritic Horse Nutritional Overview for Cooler Temperature Management,” a Live Webinar Presented by Biostar EQ

November 12, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

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Gordonsville, VA (November 11, 2013) – Biostar EQ and Tigger Montague will be hosting “Feeding Horses in Winter- A Senior and Arthritic Horse Nutritional Overview for Cooler Temperature Management,” a free webinar open to the public. The event will take place on Tuesday, December 10th, at 8PM EST.
Tigger will be discussing and answering questions related to:
  • increasing circulation in the horse through nutrition ,
  • providing warmth and nourishment through whole foods,
  • proper electrolyte balance in the body,
  • and more effective ways to feed mashes.
Signup is not mandatory, and all details for the event can be found on Biostar EQ’s website. Questions will be taken during the event, but those submitted prior to the event would be most welcome. Please submit questions and any other inquiries to kat@biostareq.com.
Tigger Montague will be leading the discussion on senior and arthritic horse management. Her background is extensive in nutrition including thirty years in the human and equine supplement industry, and a focus on Ayurvedic Medicine.   “Feeding horses doesn’t have to be difficult,” said Tigger. “My goal is to help break down the barriers of confusing labels and feeding programs so that individuals can provide better health to themselves and their horses. Not to mention, improved performance in the show ring.”
About Biostar EQ: Whole Food Supplements For Best in Class Health and Performance
Biostar EQ holds the belief that non-synthetically derived ingredients, aka whole food has positive effects on health and wellness. They support the whole food and organic food movement, and strive to bring products to horses and dogs alike who don’t have a lot of alternative options in terms of what they are being fed. Biostar EQ uses a unique system that dehydrates food into tasty bars that provide a tremendous amount of nutrients and vital food factors. Using this unique process, Biostar EQ dries their formulas at an extremely low heat, allowing for the nutrient levels to be as close as possible to eating the real thing. Taking this step into a brand new market with profound results that are organic, GMO (genetically modified) free, coal tar derivative free, wheat free, petrochemical free and absent of artificial sweeteners and synthetic ingredients, Biostar EQ leads the way into natures best formulas. For more information on Biostar EQ, visit their website, or connect with them on Facebook.

Cur-OST ® Nourish EQ & Human

June 25, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Feeling run down?  No energy? Nouvelle Research, Inc., the makers of the original line of Cur-OST® curcumin based anti-inflammatory supplements for horses is proud to announce the release of our Cur-OST ® Nourish formulas for horses and humans!

Our Cur-OST® Nourish formula provides high levels of pea protein, which is highly digestible and readily assimilated to nourish the body in addition to enhanced levels of amino acids including Glutamine, Arginine, Creatine and Carnitine.  Our Nourish formula also provides high levels of CoQ10 and Alpha Lipoic acid to support cellular energy production and provide high antioxidant support.

Together the Nourish formula for horses and humans helps to enhance overall cellular energy production by providing protein, amino acids and co-factors that are involved in ATP or energy production.  By enhancing cellular energy production we can positively impact endurance, recovery and overall performance!

Cur-OST® Nourish ingredients include:

 

Pea Protein:  Highly digestible form of protein to support tissue repair and strength.

L-Glutamine:  Provides cellular antioxidant support, helping to enhance normal glutathione levels intracellularly.

L-Carnitine: Directly involved with fatty acid metabolism and cellular energy production.

L-Arginine:  Involved in the production of Nitric Oxide, which enhances blood vessel dilatation and positively impacts blood circulation

L-Creatine:  Involved in cellular ATP or energy production, primarily muscle tissue

CoQ10:  Cofactor involved in the production of cellular ATP or energy with known benefits to the cardiovascular system and other tissues as well as potent antioxidant properties.

Alpha Lipoic Acid:  Cofactor involved in the production of cellular ATP with known potent antioxidant properties.

Our Cur-OST Nourish formula is now available for horses as well as their riders!  Helping to enhance recovery, strengthen tissue and revitalize energy levels!

For more information on our Cur-OST® Nourish Human formula visit our page link at http://www.nouvelleresearch.com/Human-Nourish.cfm.

For more information on our Cur-OST® Nourish Equine formula visit our page link at http://www.nouvelleresearch.com/EQ-Nourish.cfm

All of our Cur-OST® formulas may be viewed at www.curost.com or by calling 1-800-476-4702 for more information.

Direct inquiries to Dr. Tom Schell, the creator of the Cur-OST® line of products may be made by email to tschelldvm@nouvelleresearch.com

Biostar EQ Presents a Live Webinar, “Understanding Ingredients in Supplements and Feed- A Path to Better Health and Performance”

June 18, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Gordonsville, VA (June 18, 2013)Biostar EQ and Tigger Montague will be hosting “Understanding Ingredients in Supplements and Feed- A Path to Better Health and Performance,” a free webinar open to the public. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 25th, at 8PM EST. Tigger will be discussing and answering questions related to  reading labels, deciphering and understanding ingredients, explaining those ingredients, finding out where those ingredients come from and supplement labeling. Signup is not mandatory, but we encourage live attendance as it offers the opportunity to ask questions and be part of the live discussions. All details for the event can be found on Biostar EQ’s website. Questions will be taken during the event, but those submitted prior to the event would be most welcome. Please submit questions and any other inquiries to kat@biostareq.com.

 

Tigger Montague will be leading the discussion on the labeling of supplements and feed. Her background is extensive in nutrition including thirty years in the human and equine supplement industry, and a focus on Ayurvedic Medicine.   “Feeding horses doesn’t have to be difficult,” said Tigger. “My goal is to help break down the barriers of confusing labels and feeding programs so that individuals can provide better health to themselves and their horses. Not to mention, improved performance in the show ring.”

 

About Biostar EQ: Whole Food Supplements For Best in Class Health and Performance

Biostar EQ holds the belief that non-synthetically derived ingredients, aka whole food has positive effects on health and wellness. They support the whole food and organic food movement, and strive to bring products to horses and dogs alike who don’t have a lot of alternative options in terms of what they are being fed. Biostar EQ uses a unique system that dehydrates food into tasty bars that provide a tremendous amount of nutrients and vital food factors. Using this unique process, Biostar EQ dries their formulas at an extremely low heat, allowing for the nutrient levels to be as close as possible to eating the real thing. Taking this step into a brand new market with profound results that are organic, GMO (genetically modified) free, coal tar derivative free, petrochemical free and absent of artificial sweeteners and synthetic ingredients, Biostar EQ leads the way into natures best formulas. For more information on Biostar EQ, visit their website, or you can also connect with them on Facebook.